Madam Safoah King:Break misconceptions about women in sports

Author: George Ernest Asare
Madam Safoah King

The Chairperson of Women Sports Commission of Ghana, Madam Elizabeth Safoah King, has challenged females with sports potentials to nurture and develop them fully for their own benefits and that of Ghana.

She said  developing such potentials would not only endear them to the younger generation if they excelled in international tournaments, but would also raise the flag of Ghana very high.

In a statement released in commemoration of International Women’s Day celebration which falls on Sunday, March 8, 2020, Madam King  said it was important for women to demystify the misconceptions  that women could not excel in sports and  sports administration.

Recalling the role played by some  former national women stars, who left indelible mark in various sports disciplines, Madam King said the present generation could look up to such women and rise up to the occasion for them to build a legacy for themselves.

“Some brave women such Alice Annum, Hannah Afriyie, Grace Armah, Ethel Jacks, Ann Myers, Alberta Sackey, Ajara Mohammed, Anita Fodjour, Christiana Dodoo, Ayokor Chavers, Rose Hart   have done their part in sports  and now we have the likes of Mercy Tagoe , Dr Ornella Sathoud, Martha Bissaw, Rose Amoanimaa , Ruth Adade, Zinabu Issah and Grace Obour also braved the storms to make marks for themselves and the nation”, She recalled

 “On behalf of ‘The Women Sport Commission of Ghana, I wish on this day to say AYEKOO to all women achievers, especially those in sports for  excelling in their various fields” she noted

“I want on this day to urge all women in sports-athletes, handlers and administrators to join hands to help raise the flag of Ghana in all disciplines in international sports.

"Those of us who would have wished they had been once a star, it is not too late to show your support in cash or in kind for the younger generation to help demystify certain misconceptions about women doing sports and to get more women into administration as well,” she advised.